Vesicoamniotic shunting for fetal lower urinary tract obstruction: an overview

Morris, R. K.; Khan, K. S.; Kilby, M. D.
May 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;May2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, pF166
Academic Journal
The article offers information about fetal lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO). According to the author, LUTO is a heterogeneous group of pathologies which can be detected at autopsy after termination for ultrasound-diagnosed fetal anomaly. He emphasizes that if LUTO is untreated, it carries a mortality of up to 45 percent due to the severe oligohydramnios in the mid-trimester being associated with pulmonary hypoplasia.


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